Category Archive: Technology

Apr 23 2014

Becoming Wolverine: 3D Printed Cast with Healing Ultrasound

Ok quiz time. What is Wolverine’s power? Fast regeneration or healing. Everybody knows that. Now for bonus points how reckless would you me if you knew that you would only have to wear the cast for two days? Probably wouldn’t change me much. I’m already just so reckless. But that’s not the point. The point …

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Apr 21 2014

Want: Tiny Robotic Printer

If you’ve ever had to set up your own or help anyone else with theirs you know that printers are the absolute worst technology on the planet. Everything about them is horrible. The ink is expensive, the software either doesn’t work or hijacks your whole computer, they constantly get paper jams because their paper tray …

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Apr 16 2014

Okay, that was Impressive: Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 and Today

Let me preface this post with this, I have no interest in auto racing. I don’t think it’s a sport and all the best parts I will see on one of those Amazing Crashes shows. That being said, after this video I think I have new respect for one aspect of auto racing, the pit …

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Apr 11 2014

Okay, That’s Cool: Landrover’s New “Transparent Bonnet”

Landrover is currently working on a new idea that will display an augmented reality heads up display on the windshield to show the ground under your vehicle and the placement of your wheels. I know, you’re wondering in what case that would ever be useful. It’s like a glass bottom car, who cares what the …

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Apr 07 2014

For My Evil Lair: Lasers that can Aim Lighting Strikes

University researchers and evil scientists have a lot in common if you think about it. They like to work on morally questionable projects, no one is quite sure where they get their funding, and they minions who will do whatever they ask so long as they can get their card punched. Well now, researchers at …

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Mar 19 2014

See like Predator with Infrared Contact Lenses

You’ll recall how the Predator movies all came down to hiding your heat signature, the same way as that one sequel to Tremors did, and all the episodes of Cops where they’ve got a helicopter to help look for the fugitive. Well now there is another tool coming down the pipe that will give people …

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Mar 14 2014

For Robot Elephants: Robitic Elephant Trunks

Do robotic elephants get the jimmy-trunk when they’re falling asleep? My wife still complains about one time I kicked here while sleeping, two years ago, I guess my jimmy-legs are unacceptable but it’s fine when she kicks me in the shins every night. Researchers in Jochen Steil’s lab in Germany are training their robotic elephant’s …

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Mar 07 2014

The Human Drum Machine: Drummer’s Robotic Prosthesis

Two years ago, as he was cleaning an air vent hood at work, Jason Barnes was struck by a freak jolt of electricity. The accident wasn’t fatal, but he did end up losing part of his right arm. An aspiring drummer, Barnes was thunderstruck. He refused to give up, cobbling together his own make-shift drumming …

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Feb 28 2014

I’m Being Followed: Robotic Garden Lamps Follow Guests

When is the last time you were out in the back yard at night and you were trampled by a herd of stampeding wildebeests? If the answer is anything other than never then you really need to reconsider your living arrangements. However if you choose to live where you do you might as well as …

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Jan 22 2014

I’m Tempted to Kick it: Military Inflatable Satellite Dish

How many of you remember the gigantic satellite dishes that used to be required in order to watch satellite television? The ones that would physically turn when you changed the channel. We used to have one in our yard. We would always flip the channels from Cartoon Network to Nickelodeon when someone was mowing the …

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